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Hindi Diwas: Amit Shah pitches for ‘One Nation, One Language’, asks people to realise dreams of Bapu, Patel

One of the 22 scheduled languages of the country, Hindi was adopted as the official language of the country on September 14, 1949.

SNS | New Delhi |

Union Home Minister Amit Shah pitched for ‘one nation, one language’ on Saturday while greeting the nation on the occasion of ‘Hindi Diwas’. He emphasized on the need have a common language throughout the country, and Hindi by virtue of being “widely spoken” could fulfill that need. He also asked people to increase the use of mother tongue in their daily life to realise the dreams of Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

“India is a country of different languages and every language has its own importance but it is very important to have a language of the whole country which should become the identity of India in the world. Today, if one language can do the work of tying the country to the door of unity, then it is the most spoken Hindi language,” Shah said in a series of tweets in Hindi.

“Today, on the occasion of Hindi Day, I appeal to all the citizens of the country that we should increase the use of our mother tongue and also use the Hindi language as one language to realise the dreams of Bapu and iron man Sardar Patel. Happy Hindi Day,” he said.

JP Nadda, BJP’s working president also wished people on the occasion and said, “Hindi is the most spoken and understood language across India, which unites all of us in the thread of unity and is also our identity in the world. Wish you all a very Happy Hindi Day. Let us all increase the use of Hindi in our daily lives and inspire others as well.”

Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala also wished on “Happy Hindi Day” on Twitter, “Hope and desire is Hindi. Hindi is the language that brings everyone together. Wishing all the writers, poets and journalists engaged in the service of Hindi literature, a very Happy Hindi Day…”

The Draft New Educational Policy 2019 submitted its report on May 31, 2019, recommended mandatory Hindi teaching in all schools which had created turmoil, especially in the southern states like Tamil Nadu. Other states like West Bengal, Maharashtra and Karnataka also protested over the issue.

The Human Resourse Development Ministry finally revised the draft.

Hindi Diwas is celebrated every year on September 14, marking the significance of the day when the country’s Constituent Assembly adopted Hindi as the official language of India.

One of the 22 scheduled languages of the country, Hindi was adopted as the official language of the country on September 14, 1949.